Luxury Bali Villas – Karma Kandara
Karma Kandara Resort is a Bali holiday resort occupying a spectacular cliff top high above the Indian Ocean at the farthest extremes of an elevated limestone peninsula at Bali’s southernmost tip. The Bali resort is just 20 minutes from Ngurah Rai international airport. The property features a wide choice of luxury Bali villas and accompanying amenities that redefine first class – bridges, stone walkways and little paths meander through vivid tropical gardens connecting 46 expansive private beach villa residences, along with the luxury villa resort’s exceptional facilities.

Instruction for the Trees: Tumpek Wariga
Today, 19/09/09, Balinese celebrate the birthday of the trees. This holiday is called Tumpek Wariga or Tumpek Pengarah. There are a lot some articles in this blog which describe how Balinese express their gratitude to the trees through the celebration of Tumpek Uduh and how this holiday serves as a remainder of the importance of trees for Balinese’s life and also serves as a message for the Balinese to preserve the tree. So this time I will put emphasis on unique mepengarah ritual which is practiced on the celebration of this ceremony.


Amanwana ResortAmanwana Resort
Moyo Island,
West Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara - Indonesia

Rising under a canopy of tropical forest, Amanwana is embraced by an island, defined by the sea and marked. Only by 20 tents, sand pathways and an open-air pavilion made for dining and all-day lounging. Amanwana looks out over a secluded cove and the crystal-clear waters of the Flores Sea. Pick a spot, pull up a beach chair and spread out a picnic lunch...USD839 USD 755 (Jun 25 - Mar 31)

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The Ubud Village Resort
Jl. Raya Nyuh Kuning, 80571
Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

A Luxurious and Exotic Experience Located on the verdant hillsides of Ubud, Ubud Village Resort & Spa is a perfect Balinese hideaway for romantic couples, honeymooners and families alike. Overlooking an expanse of gorgeous terraced rice paddies, Ubud Village Resort and Spa has a relaxing atmosphere throughout which is further enhanced by excellent service and guest amenities... Up to 37% Started from USD 274

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Indonesia’s most-wanted Islamist militant, Noordin Mohamed Top, has been killed during a raid in central Java, say police.
September 18th, 2009

The man wanted for a series of deadly attacks across the archipelago was among four killed in a raid near Solo city, said the national police chief.

It is not the first time Indonesian officials have claimed Noordin is dead.

Indonesia’s president said the raid was a significant victory, but warned the militant threat was not yet over.

“We must continue to be vigilant and prepare for steps to tackle, optimally prevent and continue to hunt down terrorist leaders,” said Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

‘Thank God’

The BBC’s Karishma Vaswani in Jakarta says police are sure this time Noordin is dead because of fingerprint tests.

“Thank God on this holy month of Ramadan - it’s Noordin M Top,” police chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri told a nationally televised news conference to cheers, reports AFP news agency.

He added that alleged bomb-maker Bagus Budi Pranato, alias Urwah, was also among those killed.

A member of the national parliament’s security committee said he and other lawmakers had been allowed to inspect the bodies of the four militants.

“Today, God willing, the radical movement has been disabled. One of the biggest terrorist masterminds, Noordin M Top, has been shot,” said the MP, Sidarto, reports AFP.

“There were signs that pointed to it being Noordin M Top, such as a big mole on the left side of his nose,” he added.

Noordin, 41, is accused of leading a more hardline splinter faction of the regional terror group Jemaah Islamiyah.

Police are reported to have closed in on the rented house late on Wednesday after arresting two suspects nearby.

Witnesses said they heard gunfire through the night and then an explosion early on Thursday.


A pregnant woman was among those arrested during the operation, said police.

Explosives and grenades were found in the house, Maj Gen Sukarna said.

The operation reportedly left behind a charred house with no roof and collapsed walls.

Malaysian-born Noordin was also reported to have been killed during a raid in central Java last month, but it later emerged he had slipped through the net again.

Noordin is not thought to have been behind the 2002 bombings on Bali, but was allegedly involved in the blasts on the holiday island in 2005.

He was also blamed for a 2003 attack on the Marriott hotel in Jakarta that killed 12 people, and the 2004 Australian embassy bombing in the Indonesian capital.

A lull ended in July with twin suicide bomb attacks on the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta that killed nine people and injured scores of others.

On raids in Cilacap, central Java, in July, police said they found bomb-making material at an Islamic boarding school, and explosives buried in the garden of a house of Noordin’s father-in-law.

Noordin was said to have been a key financier for Jemaah Islamiah, but was thought to have set up his own more hard-line splinter group.

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The Royal Santrian
Jln. Pratama, Tanjung Benoa, Bali - Indonesia

The Royal Santrian

The Royal Santrian is an elegant haven by the sea; a collection of luxury villas designed to fulfill your desires for seclusion, comfort and the good life.

The resort's 2.5 hectares of lush tropical gardens slope gently down to a sparkling white sand beach. In these verdant and peaceful surroundings, you are invited to indulge in a taste of truly royal Balinese hospitality.

Whether ensconced in one of the 3 Royal Villas or the 17 Deluxe Villas, at The Royal Santrian you will find all the amenities you would expect from an exquisitely luxurious home away from home. The sizeable private pools and open-air gazebo with dining area offer a living space in which to spend relaxed days and romantic evenings, with conscientious staff on call and ready to attend to your every desire. Within the villa, the tasteful fittings and furnishings surround you with the comfort and convenience that will enable you to fully savor the relaxing atmosphere of this oceanfront setting.

The Royal Santrian looks forward to welcoming you to a blissful, unforgettable experience on Bali's beautiful southern shores.

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Komaneka Bisma Chapel

Nestled tranquilly upon the Campuhan River valley, Komaneka Bisma Chapel offers stunning river views combine with picturesque panorama of sloping rice fields and green scenery of coconut groves and lush tropic foliage as the witnesses of exchanging the wedding vows. The idyllic backdrop of Komaneka Bisma Chapel with gentle wind softly serenade your wedding ceremony can turns the tying of the knot into a romantic magical experience...

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Villa Puncak Pesona

Maharta Beach Resort is situated right on the beach of Legian, the neighbor village of Kuta, Bali's most popular area. Maharta Beach Resort shaded by coconut palm trees, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and only a 15 minutes drive away from Bali's International airport. Read More

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